The Christina Psalter: A Study of the Images and Texts in a French Early Thirteenth-century Illuminated Manuscript
Museum Tusculanum Press, 2006 - 154 pàgines
This book is the first detailed analysis of an exquisitely illuminated thirteenth-century Parisian manuscript (GKS 1606, 4Ýdegree¨, the Royal Library, Copenhagen) which was owned by Christina of Norway (1234-1262), daughter of Hakon IV and wife of Phillip of Castile and Leon. New information is provided about the Psalter's medieval and later components, its liturgical and other functions, missing illuminations and texts, as well as its provenance and date. Furthermore, the stylistic and iconographic similarities between the Psalter and some of the most important manuscripts illuminated in Paris in the period, like the three-volume Moralized Bibles, are discussed. Suggestions also are made about the meanings the texts and images might have had for their intended audience.
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DESCRIPTION OF THE MANUSCRIPT
THE ARTISTIC BACKGROUND
THE ARTISTS STYLE AND ICONOGRAPHY OF
THE INTENDED READER
CATALOGUE OF THE PREFATORY
Albenga artists Bible moralisee Bibliotheque nationale Blanche of Castile Blanche Psalter Blanche's blue Bodleian Library Bodley 270b Branner British Library Calendar Canticle Child Christina Psalter Cistercian Copenhagen manuscript Copenhagen Psalter D(eus D(omine David depicted episcopi et confessoris feast figures Folio Gospel Hakon Harley Haussherr hellige Kong Herod historiated initial holds a book iconography illuminated included Ingeborg Psalter inscription Jeanne of Navarre Jesus Jews Plotting latin Leiden Psalter Lewis Psalter Litany London Lord Lowden Luke Magi Manuscript Painting martiris martirum Mary Matthew 26 medallions miniatures Moralized Bibles nationale de France nouv Oxford Oxford-Paris-London Bible Pariser martyrologischer Kalender Parisian Petersburg Psalter Plate prefatory cycle Psalm Psalter of Queen Queen Jeanne quire rondel royal Saint Louis Saint Petersburg sancti scene scribes similar terminus post quem thirteenth century thou Three Kings Toledo Cathedral Toledo-New York Bible Toledo-New York Moralized unto Vienna Virgin xu lectiones